Exmouth Town get title boost with Plymouth Parkway midweek defeat

09:28 27 March 2014

Action between Exmouth Town and St Blazey at Southern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7141-13-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Action between Exmouth Town and St Blazey at Southern Road on Saturday. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exsp 7141-13-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Exmouth Town are set for a ‘massive’ game when they visit Ivybridge Town on Saturday writes Steve Birley.

That’s because, after the midweek games, the two sides continue to sit first and second in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division table.

The Town title bid got a big boost on Wednesday night with rivals Plymouth Parkway being beaten 2-1 at St Blazey.

That came 24 hours after Town drew 0-0 at Saltash United in a game that saw both Town and the Ashes play attractive football, both giving 100 per cent with the contest played at a good tempo throughout the ninety minutes and well refereed.

Town had better of first half and had the best chance on ten minutes when Kevin Hill headed over after a well-worked corner routine.

Town gloves man Chris Wright made a couple of useful saves when Saltash tried to hit back on the break.

In the second half Saltash came more into it, but Town defended solidly and always posed a threat going forward.

It was a good point, though a draw also suited the clubs around Town in the battle for the title.

Now attentions turn to Ivybridge on Saturday.

South West Peninsula League Premier Division after the midweek matches

P W D L F A GD Pts

Exmouth Town 29 19 7 3 65 26 39 64

Ivybridge Town 27 19 4 4 73 33 40 61

Plymouth Parkway 25 18 2 5 75 25 50 56

Witheridge 27 17 4 6 58 27 31 55

Bodmin Town 26 16 6 4 58 28 30 54

Launceston 28 17 3 8 72 45 27 54

Godolphin Atlantic 27 15 6 6 50 32 18 51

Saltash United 24 15 4 5 64 21 43 49

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